If everything goes to plan, GTA Online will be getting festive very soon.

GTA Online Festive Surprise 2019 Expected to Arrive Soon

If everything goes to plan, GTA Online will be getting festive very soon.

Fans of Grand Theft Auto 5 and high octane heist mayhem have been eagerly awaiting a new festive surprise from GTA Online this week. If it does arrive as we expect, 2019 will mark the sixth year running there has been holiday-themed surprise content from Rockstar in GTA Online

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Unfortunately, there’s been no official announcement from the development crew as of this time, although a holiday sale from Rockstar that typically coincides with the event is live from now through January 7. 

All previous holiday events in GTA Online have gone live between December 18 and December 20. These events typically run through January 1 or January 7.

Based on the start dates from previous years, it seems very likely the 2019 event will kick off either Thursday, December 19 or Friday, December 20.

Whenever the event finally arrives, we’re expecting four different in-game cosmetic item sets, weapons, and extra ammo to unlock on this schedule throughout the event:

  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day

We don’t know what those specific items will be yet, but last year, GTA Online rewards featured a fireworks launcher, with additional ammo granted if you logged in on each successive holiday date. 

Beyond those holiday-themed gifts, players should also be on the lookout for even more content arriving in January and beyond. Although GTA Online is now six years old, Rockstar North Co-Studio Head Rob Nelson recently revealed that additional GTA Online content is planned for at least another year in the ramp-up to GTA 6.

Since we’ve got some time to burn while waiting for the GTA Online 2019 festive surprise to start, why not spend some time trying to get the best casino heist cars


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